Nashville Hit Songwriter to Perform at First Friday Coffeehouse

Nashville troubadour and hit writer Alan Rhody is the feature performer at First Friday Coffeehouse June 1. The popular concert series is held at Trinity Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Road (Route 45), Martinsburg, West Virginia. Doors open for social time and open mic sign-up 7 pm. Open mic starts at 7:30 and is on a first come first serve basis. Performers have the opportunity to showcase their talent in an eight minute segment to an attentive audience in one of the area’s premier listening rooms. The feature goes on stage around 9 pm for an hour set.

Rhody has enjoyed a prolific career as a performer, songwriter and painter. His music has also been recorded and popularized by a diverse list of artists that includes: The Oak Ridge Boys (#1 country classic, “I’ll Be True To You” 1978), Lorrie Morgan (“Trainwreck Of Emotion” 1989) Del McCoy (#1 bluegrass “Trainwreck Of Emotion” 1991). Lee Greenwood, Tanya Tucker and Toby Keith have all recorded his “Christmas To Christmas (1985, 1988, 1990 respectively).” Other artists who’ve recorded his compositions include Ricky Van Shelton, Hoyt Axton, Kevin Welch, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Lynn Anderson, George Jones and Michael Martin Murphy.

A Louisville, KY native, Rhody has played thousands of shows and recorded with greats such as John Prine, John Hartford, Sam Bush, David Rawlings and Maura O’Connell. His music has been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” He’s made numerous network TV appearances in the U.S. and Canada. He just released Farther On, his tenth CD. For more visit alanrhody.com.

Enjoy an atmospheric evening of great music. Snacks and refreshments served. Trinity Orchard House is located at 4599 Shepherdstown Rd. (Rt. 45), Martinsburg, WV 25401. From Shepherdstown, it´s four miles on the right from the four-way stop…just before The Pump House.